Patrick Gagné is the CEO of OSMO, a not-for-profit organization created to support the development of the startup ecosystem in Montreal and the different initiatives launched by the organization. We will be discussing his entrepreneurial background and experiences such as co-founding Taxelco and becoming GM of Teo Taxi. We will also tackle what is coming ahead with Bonjour Startup, Montreal's innovation hub that is in charge of stimulating growth in Montréal’s startup community.
Who: Patrick Gagné CEO of OSMO
Where: Notman House, 51 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H2X 1X2
When: April 10th, 6:00-8:30 PM
What Else: Food and Beverages will be provided
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Patrick Gagné is the current CEO of OSMO Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to supporting the city’s startup ecosystem. Within a few months after joining OSMO in march 2018, four new members were named on the board of directors and OSMO in partnership with Fondation Montreal Inc. won the bid for Montreal's regional innovation hub. In the past, he was also general manager of Téo Taxi.
Patrick Gagné is the current CEO of OSMO Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to supporting the city’s startup ecosystem. Within a few months after joining OSMO in march 2018, four new members were named on the board of directors (Louis Vachon from NBC, Marie-Josée Lamothe from Google Canada, Anne Martel from Element AI and Richard Chenier from CENTECH) and won the bid for Montreal's regional innovation hub with the partnership of Fondation Montreal Inc and supported Agropur in the launch of the first dairy accelerator in North America.
Fast forward to 2019, the Montreal innovation hub has now a name: Bonjour Startup, OSMO received $1 million from National Bank of Canada and recruited a new member on their board of directors: Jean B. Péladeau from Vidéotron.
In the past, Patrick Gagné, worked on multiple businesses transforming their business model to suit the digital world. He was also general manager of Téo Taxi which was owned by Taxelco, a company he co-founded in 2014 which acquired Montreal’s biggest taxi fleet in 2016. Gagné also co-founded InnoCité MTL, a smart city accelerator launched with the city of Montreal and OSMO.